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We are a large GP practice on the west side of Rochdale Lancashire. This website is provided mainly as a means of communicating with our patients and offering them alternative ways of contacting the surgery and requesting services.

We also have a practice booklet which you can view or print here


Happy with our service? Ideas for improvement?

Leave your feedback on NHS Choices


Latest Page Updates and News Headlines here

Patient satisfaction with our services can be viewed in our latest survey here and in the comments patients have left on NHS Choices

Latest on Patient Participation Group here

Our CQC Statement of Purpose is available here


This website is also a key part of our compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, and many of its requirements for public bodies are contained in these pages. Any items not available here can be requested in writing from the practice manager using the details on our contact page.

This does not cover access to medical records.
Click here for information about your rights to access these under the Act


Latest Page Updates and News Headlines
Click here for the full news page

May-June 2016


Headlines:

We are facing an unprecedented amount of GP vacancies. We are trying to recruit, but there is a national shortage of suitable candidates. Click here for more information and support us as detailed if possible please.
As we have such reduced capacity, we have no option but to try to reduce demand in order to deliver safe patient care. Therefore, with regret, we have been forced apply for temporary closure of our list and to remove patients who have moved to addresses outside our practice area in order to cope with demand.

A new voluntary occupational health scheme is in operation locally. Please see our links page for more details.


Please note that local pharmacies are independent organisations whose operation is outside our control. We would therefore ask you to address any complaints or comments about their services directly to them, not to us.

Our new appointment system is now established, and should help us cope better with demand, but is under pressure. We have adjusted the system to offer more of a mixture of telephone and face-to-face appointments in response to your suggestions. See the News Page for more information, or click here



Telephone consultation requests are now available online. Use the "Go to Login Page" link above to access these and read the information in the green band at the top of the booking page carefully after logging in for full instructions on how to use the service


Download a form to use our text message reminder service here


All patients are allocated a named GP who is responsible for your overall care at the practice. A member of the practice team will be able to let you know who your GP is. Should you have a preference for your named GP, please contact the Office Manager who will endeavour to accommodate your request. This does not prevent you from being able to see/speak to any GP you choose.

Remember:

A doctor can see 6 patients in surgery in the time it takes to do one home visit. Do you really need one?
Please see our revised zero tolerance policy, endorsed by our patient participation group here


We are now required to publish details of GP earnings. Click here for details
Last updated May 2016
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